Coupling a CFD code with a solid-phase combustion model Online publication date: Fri, 09-Jun-2006
by Antonio Galgano, Colomba Di Blasi
Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, An International Journal (PCFD), Vol. 6, No. 4/5, 2006
Abstract: A one-dimensional and unsteady model for the gasification/combustion of thick wood is developed and coupled with a two-dimensional CFD model for the gaseous phase processes, solved by the commercial code CFX4.4. Simulations of the combustion of single wood logs, as obtained with the coupled solid- and gas-phase models and with a solid-phase model alone, are compared with experimental measurements. Acceptable agreement is obtained in the first case, whereas the solid-phase model alone highly underestimates the conversion time and overestimates the mean mass loss rates. A two-dimensional formulation of the equations for the solid-phase does not affect significantly the global parameters.
Online publication date: Fri, 09-Jun-2006
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